Al-Jazeera reports that Hamas leader, Ismail Hanya, urges “moral stance” from US. "All that we ask the American administration is to take a moral stance towards the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian suffering and to bear its responsibility as a superpower in this world," Ismail Haniya told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He called for the United States to stop Israel’s attacks and aggression on the Palestinian people.

"In Gaza, there is what resembles a real human catastrophe," Haniyeh said.

Condoleezza Rice has refused to meet with the Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Hanya.

Violence has been increasing in the Gaza Strip. Seven Palestinians have been killed on Monday evening including two children, sources reported. Moreover, four-story residential buildings have been shelled on Monday in Gaza City leaving residents homeless and many injured in Israeli targeted attack.